Cost: $80 per hour or 4 sessions of 1 hour each for $300.
Are you preparing for an important presentation at work? Would you like some individual coaching as you rehearse for an interview? Our instructors will meet with you to address your concerns and provide you with a confident way forward. We can help with:
Role playing customer scenarios
Tuesday, October 9 from 9:00am - 12:30pm (3.5 hours)
Facilitator: Lori Muhlstein
9:00 Registration and networking
9:30 - 12:30 Workshop with break
Light refreshments included
One of the hottest trends in employee development is the use of improv as a means to enhance interpersonal, public speaking, sales, leadership, and team skills. But what does that mean? How do you know what "games" are best to use? How do you effectively facilitate activities and discussion? This 3.5-hour workshop will help you answer these questions and provide you the opportunity to practice popular games you can easily adapt to your own employee development programs. Learn from some of StageCoach Theatre's expert improvisers and professional facilitators and have lots of fun in the process.
Target audience: Trainers, Human Resources, Other professionals responsible for employee development
• Know the basic principles of improv and how they apply to adult learning programs.
• Practice activities to adapt them to your organization's learning requirements.
• Have additional information for future reference.
Are you ready to make the leap to professional acting or enroll in the theatre department at universities but don’t know how to prepare a good headshot and resume? Do you know what a professional headshot and resume should look like? Perhaps you have them but you aren’t sure if they’re working for you. Having the right tools enhances your credibility as an actor. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, we’ll show you how to structure your resume to highlight the work you have done and the training you have received.
What to bring/prepare:
– A paper copy of your current resume and an 8×10 headshot, if you have them already
– If you have a laptop (or other device) with a digital copy of your resume that you would like to edit it during the workshop, please bring it with you. Make sure device batteries are fully charged to avoid competition for outlets!
– A list of all previous acting experience (stage, film, voice over, etc.)
– A list of all training in theatre, voice, and dance
– A list of special skills. For example, if you plan on auditioning as an extra for a film, do you drive standard shift? Have you had stage combat certification? Can you juggle or ride a unicycle?
What to expect:
– A lecture on what makes a good headshot for theatre and for film/tv
– A lecture on what makes a good resume
– A handout of Actor Resources
– A template resume, if you are starting from scratch
– A review of your current headshot and resume, if you have one
– Focused feedback on how to improve your headshot and resume
Learn the basics of improvisational theatre. This class will help you with teamwork, spontaneity, and creativity. You’ll learn the basics of improv, and get to play some of the most fun and well known improv comedy games. Games can be tailored to address strengths and challenges within the team.
Other improv workshops are available. Take as many workshops as you like! No two workshops are exactly the same.
For those who already have some improv experience under their belt. If you know how to listen and build, but want to learn more, this class is for you. We will focus on storytelling, object work, and a character at the start of a scene.
Imagine a critical meeting with clients, your organization’s leadership, or with colleagues and you’re asked a question or to discuss a topic not in your script. What do you do? Panic? Stall for time? This two-hour, highly interactive workshop uses improvisational activities to help build more confidence in thinking on your feet. Experts agree that improv also helps to build critical thinking, presentation, negotiation, team cohesion and creativity, and relationship skills…and much more. Join us in a fun and friendly environment to practice these skills and meet your own personal development goals.
Here is a link to an article on Forbes.com, “Why Improv is Good Business Training”. It’s a short read. Hope you enjoy it!
You’ve prepared for a meeting with an important client. You are ready to get the contract signed. You walk into your meeting with the customer and they lob an unexpected objection at you. How do you respond? Like improv, sales situations are unscripted and those who are successful at it can think quickly on their feet and deal with unplanned situations with finesse. This highly interactive, fun 2-hour workshop will help you heighten your skills in communicating with customers and off-the-cuff scenarios to up your sales game!
Knowing your lines and blocking are important technical aspects of the acting process. Through discussion and practice activities, this workshop introduces you to tried and true techniques for remembering your lines. Added bonus – while the class focuses on line memorization, the practical material covered can apply to other life scenarios.
Have you wanted to audition for a professional play, but aren’t sure how to prepare a monologue? Do you know where to look for monologue resources? How do you choose a monologue that is appropriate to your age and character type? What if you’re auditioning for a period piece? How do you edit a monologue, if necessary? Learn how to find and prepare monologues, how to build a comprehensive collection of monologues, and how to get the best performance from your monologue!
What to bring/prepare:
– Bring a copy of each monologue you would like to work on. Please make sure that monologues come from a published play. Ideally, you will bring 2 contrasting monologues that take no longer than 3 minutes TOTAL to perform. Memorization of these two monologues prior to our workshop will make your time in class the most beneficial.
What to expect:
– An overview on what to consider when putting together your collection of monologues
– Tips on how to find and select monologues suitable to you
– Tips on editing monologues
– Tips on how to prepare and give the best performance
– Performance time and feedback. Those who don’t come with a monologue will be provided samples as cold readings.
A skit is a very short play, usually performed in an informal setting. With very few props and little preparation, they can be used in schools, camps, at work-related conferences, and many other venues. The fine art of comedic acting is explored in this class utilizing humorous skits. Students will get to choose a skit from a variety of scenes. They will work in groups and workshop the skits at the end of the class. This would be a great opportunity to delve into a comedic scene and explore timing, delivery, and a few laughs.
Has anyone ever told you, “You have such a great voice!” Have you ever wanted to narrate commercials or be the voice of an animated character? This workshop will introduce you to the exciting and lucrative world of voice-overs! Come ready to learn about the possibilities in this ever-expanding business and the tools you need to jump right in. This workshop will run over 2 days due to the amount of material covered, including active participation in sample recordings. We’ll answer questions such as “Do I need a home studio?”, “How do I create a demo?”, and “Do I need an agent?” With the tools and knowledge you receive, you’ll be ready to take the next step to begin your voice-over career!
What is covered:
– Discussion of the major categories of voice-overs (narration, recorded books, commercials, animation, etc)
– What you need to get started in the business
– Who are producers looking for?
– How do I get the gig?
– Creating a voice over demo
– Home studios
– Marketing and business information:
How do I get myself out there?
How do I get paid?
– Additional training and support options